Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Modifications & Enhancements > Performance Modifications

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 10-25-2010, 10:47 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 173
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 4678
GiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond repute
Terra Grapplers VS Wild Peaks

Narrowed down the purchase decision to the Nitto Terra Grapplers and the Falken Wild Peaks. Looking for feedback on these tires if anyone can share.

Needs:
All season All terrain tire
75% road use 25% light off road use
Good in the snow, mud and dirt but equally at home on the pavement

Vehicle will be used mostly during the winter months, some early spring and late fall, occasional use in the summer.


Thanks!
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-26-2010, 12:28 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 173
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 4678
GiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Terra Grapplers VS Wild Peaks

Nobody uses nitto or falken tires?
What's everyone running? Likes, dislikes?
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-26-2010, 02:43 PM
hemi.jon's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 802
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 2725
hemi.jon has a reputation beyond reputehemi.jon has a reputation beyond reputehemi.jon has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Terra Grapplers VS Wild Peaks

Well ive seen a lot of people run terra grapplers and my dad has them on my old wrangler now. They arent really good..but i cant speak for snow.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-27-2010, 08:42 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 173
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 4678
GiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Terra Grapplers VS Wild Peaks

thats good to know cause I am reading mixed reviews on them.

I actually phoned in to order the falkens, they are on back order till the spring so im SOL there too.

Any suggestions?
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to GiggityGiggity For This Useful Post:
  #5  
Old 10-27-2010, 09:07 PM
moosehead's Avatar
Horseshoe for the Donkeys

My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: CO Rockies
Posts: 3,163
Thanks: 214
Thanked 94 Times in 82 Posts
Rep Power: 1620625
moosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Terra Grapplers VS Wild Peaks

Check out Tire Rack review ratings. You can focus on tires by type such as AT's, all-season, or winter depending upon your preferences.

For instance, below link is survey ratings for on/off road AT category:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey....jsp?type=ORAT

I'm prolly going with the Firestone Destination AT for winter and light trail with decent road use getting there. Local Firestone dealer equals or beats Tire Rack prices, they quoted $164 a corner for my 18" setup.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-28-2010, 07:37 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 173
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 4678
GiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Terra Grapplers VS Wild Peaks

Thanks, I've been using tirerack among other resources but tirerack only tests the brands they carry and I also noticed they dont carry all of the models for the manufacturers they distribute for. I use their tests as base line before I ask around on forums like this. The one thing about the AT tires tire rack sells, most of them arent very aggressive, they more of an OEM style tire. I'm looking for something with a more aggressive tread pattern and sidewall. Something like a MT but blends HWY drive ability and offers mileage ratings which most MT tires wont. I thought the Falkens were a perfect compromise.

I found two more tires in my research last night that tirerack doesnt carrry:

Cooper ZEON LTZ and the Hankook Dynapro RF10ATM

Both look like a great blend of what I'm looking for and individual reviews seem decent, people seem to really really love the Hankook especially for the snow. I found that on Discounttire.com but cant find any real life comparo testing on either the Cooper or the Hankook.

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...yp=Truck%2FSUV

http://www.coopertire.com/html/produ...?page=zeon_ltz


both of those tires are similar to the falkens tread pattern and wear characteristics.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-28-2010, 09:49 AM
moosehead's Avatar
Horseshoe for the Donkeys

My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: CO Rockies
Posts: 3,163
Thanks: 214
Thanked 94 Times in 82 Posts
Rep Power: 1620625
moosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Terra Grapplers VS Wild Peaks

+1 to the Coopers, had a set on a Touareg and they went 45k in combined highway speed, deep winter, and light AT. They stayed quiet and smooth until about 40k miles.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-28-2010, 10:15 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 173
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 4678
GiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Terra Grapplers VS Wild Peaks

Quote:
Originally Posted by moosehead View Post
+1 to the Coopers, had a set on a Touareg and they went 45k in combined highway speed, deep winter, and light AT. They stayed quiet and smooth until about 40k miles.
BAH! I just found out they dont make the coopers in 245/65/17

Any comments on the Hankook Dynapro ATMs?

I found another tire made by Kelly which is essentially a Goodyear division, it's called a Trail Mark Max. Any comment on this tire?

I really like the looks of the Kelly Safari ATR but again, does not come in my size.

On a side note, if I wanted to go with a "bigger" tire on my WJ, lets say like a 33X12.50R17 I would probably need to get into regearing and a suspension lift to make these work correct? Any advice on upsizing while still maintain the factory 17" wheels and suspension? I might look at this as an alternative to the 245s.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-28-2010, 12:00 PM
moosehead's Avatar
Horseshoe for the Donkeys

My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: CO Rockies
Posts: 3,163
Thanks: 214
Thanked 94 Times in 82 Posts
Rep Power: 1620625
moosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Terra Grapplers VS Wild Peaks

These will read like commercials sometimes, but four wheeler is typically biased against AT tire setups. Sounds very favorable.

The Ford truck guys also seem to swear by these or the TG's.

http://www.fourwheeler.com/techartic...est/index.html

Some of the other more experienced WJ guys will have to chime in on the sizing questions, but I thought you had more leeway to upsize slightly than the latest model rigs?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-28-2010, 12:23 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 173
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 4678
GiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond reputeGiggityGiggity has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Terra Grapplers VS Wild Peaks

Thanks man! I also found this link on their page....

http://www.fourwheeler.com/techartic...est/index.html


I'm starting to really like the Hankook but I know its been around for a couple of years now. The Falken I'm thinking maybe a better tire since its technology is 2 years newer but I can't find any tests on it to prove that theory.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-28-2010, 08:45 PM
Frankie's Avatar

My Jeep: 2006 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 11,252
Thanks: 8
Thanked 25 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 17080
Frankie has a reputation beyond reputeFrankie has a reputation beyond reputeFrankie has a reputation beyond reputeFrankie has a reputation beyond reputeFrankie has a reputation beyond reputeFrankie has a reputation beyond reputeFrankie has a reputation beyond reputeFrankie has a reputation beyond reputeFrankie has a reputation beyond reputeFrankie has a reputation beyond reputeFrankie has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to Frankie Send a message via Yahoo to Frankie
Re: Terra Grapplers VS Wild Peaks

Quote:
Originally Posted by GiggityGiggity View Post
BAH! I just found out they dont make the coopers in 245/65/17
Go 245/70!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-28-2010, 08:49 PM
NHWK05's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2005 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Hooksett, NH
Posts: 5,108
Thanks: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 94543
NHWK05 has a reputation beyond reputeNHWK05 has a reputation beyond reputeNHWK05 has a reputation beyond reputeNHWK05 has a reputation beyond reputeNHWK05 has a reputation beyond reputeNHWK05 has a reputation beyond reputeNHWK05 has a reputation beyond reputeNHWK05 has a reputation beyond reputeNHWK05 has a reputation beyond reputeNHWK05 has a reputation beyond reputeNHWK05 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Terra Grapplers VS Wild Peaks

Just a little tid bit, Nitto Tires are mand/owned by Toyo Tires and the Terra Grappler is essentially the Toyo Open Country AT. Both are good tires. (i work at a tire dealer)

245/70/17 265/65/17 255/65/17 235/70/17 235/75/17 all fit on a stock wk with stock wheels.


The Hancook Dynapro ATM RF10 is a great tire and great price for what you get. We sell a ton of those.
__________________

__________________
-Kyle '05 Dark Khaki (PJT) WK Limited 4.7L V8, '08 Overland Front End, Custom Exhaust, 245/70/17 GY Silent Armors, Bilstein 4600s, K40 Calibre DL Radar Detector/Laser Diffuser, CB.
Wife's Jeep: '06 Jeep Liberty KJ 4x4 2.8L CRD Diesel
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nitto Terra Grapplers Are The S@&t! GCL06 Member Product Reviews 9 01-01-2011 11:05 AM
Wild diff. covers jeepnjeep Visual Modifications 3 03-22-2010 04:32 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community